Children Processing Music: Electric Brain Responses Reveal Musical Competence and Gender Differences

  title={Children Processing Music: Electric Brain Responses Reveal Musical Competence and Gender Differences},
  author={Stefan Koelsch and Tobias Grossmann and Thomas C. Gunter and Anja Hahne and Erich Schrger and Angela D. Friederici},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
Numerous studies investigated physiological correlates of the processing of musical information in adults. How these correlates develop during childhood is poorly understood. In the present study, we measured event-related electric brain potentials elicited in 5and 9-year-old children while they listened to (majorminor tonal) music. Stimuli were chord sequences, infrequently containing harmonically inappropriate chords. Our results demonstrate that the degree of (in) appropriateness of the… 
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